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Overview of School Nutrition Programs Data

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The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has made Food and Nutrition data publicly available through the Texas Open Data Portal.  
School nutrition data is provided at the school/site level and is available by program year.
School nutrition programs include:
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • School Breakfast Program (SBP)
  • Special Milk Programs (SMP)
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
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All datasets contain program participant data at the school/site level for the following data: 
  • District (Contracting Entity/CE) name, TDA ID, ESC region, TDA region, Texas county, and County District Code
  • School/site name, TDA ID, Texas county
  • Type of agency
    • Educational Institution, For Profit Organization, Government Agency, Indian Tribe, Military Installation, Private Non-Profit Organization, or Other
  • Type of organization
    • Charter, Private, Public, or Residential Child Care Institution (RCCI)

In addition, Contact and Program Participation datasets, Meal Reimbursement/Claims datasets, and FSMC datasets contain more detailed information on TDA's school nutrition program participants.

Contacts and Program Participation
Claims for Meal Reimbursement
Food Service Management Companies
Access these contact datasets by clicking on the program year below
Program year 2018-2019
Program year 2017-2018
Program year 2016-2017
School year 2015-2016
These datasets contain information reported by each school including: 
  • CE/District address
  • Superintendent contact information
  • Child Nutrition Director contact information
  • Participation in NSLP, SBP, SMP, FFVP
  • Participation in Afterschool Care Program, Area Eligible Snacks, Severe Need Breakfast, Universal Free Breakfast
  • Participation in Community Eligible Provision (CEP) and Provision 2 (P2)
  • Grade levels served
  • Food procurement method

Access these claims datasets by clicking on the program year below
Program year 2018-2019
Program year 2017-2018
Program year 2016-2017
Program year 2015-2016
These datasets contain claims information reported monthly by each school for:
  • Free-eligible enrollments, reduced price eligible enrollments, and total enrollments by claim month
  • Number of breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and special milk served per month.
  • Number of days breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and special milks were served per month.
  • Number of free, reduced-price, and paid meals served by meal type per month.
  • Average Daily Participation by meal type per month.
  • Amount reimbursed by meal type per month.

Access the SNP FSMC dataset for the active SNP program year below 



This dataset contain FSMC information for each SNP district/sponsor:
  • Whether district is managed by a FSMC
  • Name of FSMC if applicable
  • Initial year, final year, and number of renewal years of FSMC contract
  • Effective and end dates of contact
  • Type of procurement
  • CE/District address
  • Superintendent contact information
  • Child Nutrition Director contact information